As recently reported on the blog, our DIGI-FACE platform celebrated its official launch two weeks ago. In a virtual meeting on 1 October 2021, the platform was presented to attendees from the African Centres of Excellence, the DAAD, and other interested parties.
During the question and answer session, attendees had the opportunity to raise their issues and concerns. After answering them orally during the launch event, we promised to publish them once more in a written format so that all members would be able to access this material when needed.
- How can my students access DIGI-FACE and how can I teach online on DIGI-FACE?
To access DIGI-FACE and the Learn (Moodle) site, the students need to first create their own accounts by registering on the platform.
Once they have registered, you can enrol them in your Moodle course and start teaching the course online to your students.
Please consult our Learn User Guide as well for more detailed information.
- Can we organise a day for training?
DIGI-FACE training sessions are continuously offered on different topics, like “Exploring the Online Environment”, “Academic Written and Graphic Presentation”, “How to manage your DIGI-FACE Moodle site” and many more. The training sessions especially target postgraduate students, researchers, lecturers and Centre staff. Have a look at the open calls and the prospectus to see which training sessions will be on offer.
Remote online training sessions have been organised for the Centres since the conception of the project. Training sessions will be organised for the two new Centres that are currently joining the African Excellence network. They, and anyone else requiring training, are encouraged to contact the DIGI-FACE team to discuss any training needs.
- I saw the presentation on ‘publishing’… does DIGI-FACE have a separate team to review students’ publications?
No, DIGI-FACE does not have a team to review publications. The publications area allows members of the Centres to showcase and share their published work (documents, papers, theses, articles etc.) or their new scientific findings. These publications can only be shared if copyright and legal aspects are respected. The vision is to share the vast amount of significant knowledge and findings generated within the Centres. Currently, the publications area is still under development.
As publications on DIGI-FACE need to meet basic standards to be published, the DIGI-FACE team is currently setting up a process to ensure that all the publications shared by DIGI-FACE members meet basic scientific criteria. The scientific staff, alumni, supervisors or professors at your Centre will probably be responsible for checking that all uploaded publications meet the criteria before they appear on the site. We will keep you updated once the publications area is ready to be used and ready for member uploads.
- Are there scientific journals on DIGI-FACE?
No, at present there are no scientific journals available directly on the DIGI-FACE platform. However, in certain cases, if it is legally possible and covered by the respective copyright, scientific journals could be linked on DIGI-FACE. Members are also able to upload their own journal articles provided that there are no copyright restrictions by the journal in which their articles are published.
We hope that this information helps you.
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